The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Takes Aim At Coal And Gas

By Sarah Jones, Newrepublic.com -

Earlier in the week, Republican Governor Jim Justice and the unions’ state leads had come up with a compromise bill, HB 4145, that raised teacher pay by 5 percent. But it did not create a [...]

Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, And Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking Of National Monuments

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Interior Department emails that came to light on Friday confirm that protecting companies' ability to mine oil, gas, and coal was a primary concern as the agency moved to shrink two national [...]

More Coal Capacity Closed In 2018 Than First 3 Years Of Obama Admin

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut [...]

Industry-Friendly FERC Rejects Perry’s Coal & Nukes Bailout

By Staff, Priceofoil.org -

“Secretary Perry likes to use flash and glitz to cover over imperfections in form. Like the wise judges on Dancing with the Stars, FERC saw through the act. “This was an easy decision to make for [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, Qz.com -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

Adani Activists Stop Coal Train Before Being Arrested

By Andrew Backhouse, m.dailymercury.com.au -

ACTIVISTS have halted a train carrying hundreds of tonnes of coal headed for the Abbott Point Coal Terminal. Anti-Adani protest group Front Line Action on Coal reported two activists climbed on [...]

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

By Carla Santos Skandier, Otherwords.org -

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. In [...]

Activists Disrupt White House’s Pro-Coal Panel At Bonn Climate Summit

By Dharna Noor, therealnews.com -

By Dharna Noor The Real News Network - The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is in full swing in Bonn, Germany and all eyes are now on the US, now the only country in the world to reject [...]

Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017

By Alexander C. Kaufman, huffingtonpost.com -

By Alexander C. Kaufman for The Huffington Post - Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are surging again after staying flat for three years, climate scientists reported on Monday, a [...]

Thousands March To Keep Coal In Ground Ahead Of Climate Summit

By Staff, telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - Implementation of the Paris accord will be discussed at the 195-nation climate meeting in Bonn between November 6 and 17. Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on [...]

To Close Climate Goals Gap: Drop Coal, Ramp Up Renewables

By Georgina Gustin, insideclimatenews.org -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - Countries will have to phase out coal and invest in renewable energy even faster than previously expected to keep global warming below perilous levels [...]

State Denies Key Water Quality Permit For Longview Coal Project

By Jan Hasselman, www.earthjustice.org -

By Jan Hasselman for Earth Justice - The Washington Department of Ecology denied a necessary water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview [...]

After Generations In Coal, West Virginians Finding Jobs In Solar

By Jason Margolis for PRI - Nobody from his graduating class is working in coal, says Swiger. “[They’re] honestly working in fast food, or not working at all.” Not Swiger. He has a job installing [...]

Navajo Solar Plant To Replace Coal Plant

By Staff, www.apnews.com -

By Staff of the Associated Press - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation [...]

Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country After Decades Of Corporate Land Grabs

By Emma Eisenberg, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Emma Eisenberg for Yes! Magazine - “Land is the most important thing to us, yet it’s not clear at all who owns it,” says Karen Rignall, assistant professor of community and leadership [...]